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This may be a little further away for some people but taking the time to go through the National Park is worth the time and distance, if you are on the Freedom Trail it is on the way. The history and preservation of the USS...More
We blundered by going on a Monday when the USS Constitution is closed. Then it rained and they closed USS Cassin Young "due to safety reasons"--so if it's wet go on another day!! The dry dock, though, is very impressive
I would recommend going to their museum before boarding the USS Constitution. It gives you a lot of background about the history of the ship. There are some interactive exhibits as well to keep children interested and involved.
My grandfather was stationed on the USS Melvin DD 680 Fletcher Class Destroyer in WWII, so my son and I decided to tour its "brother" docked in the Navy yard. Interesting tour relegated to the main deck and upper rooms. Knowledgeable volunteers on board to...More
Got to ride on Old Iron Sides for the Turn around on July 4. You have to win a lottery or know someone to get tickets for this but it's a great experience. Other wise you can visit the ships for free and pay for...More
The USS Constellation and the USS Cassin Young provide a view of two ships (a frigate and a destroyer) that were launched almost a century apart and how naval warfare changed during the period of their respective operational lives. The museums provide more insight. This...More
Charlestown’s hilly roads, narrow streets and gaslight lamps, make it an enticing neighborhood to visit. Follow the Freedom Trail over the Washington St bridge from the North End or take the scenic water locks to Paul Revere Park. Walk through City Square and stroll down cute Main street, wandering up the windy residential streets to Monument Square, where you can learn about the city’s history along with a great view
of Boston at the Bunker Hill Monument. While it’s not a huge area, there are some excellent restaurants. Find your way to the Charlestown Navy Yard, which is a developing area with lots of condos and an additional site for Massachusetts General Hospital research centers. Here you will also find the USS Constitution Museum. After you’re done, hop on an MBTA ferry at the dock on Baxter street and zip on over to Long Wharf and the New England Aquarium.